So my Unibody MacBook is old. My data set is about 450GB. It's starting to be slow at times in Photos and when opening apps, but generally is fine for what I do. The single thing that bothers me most is the fan noise even when the CPU is only taxed a little, and I know, with the hot weather coming, this will only be made worse. I am a light user, I mainly write, use Safari, edit photos and my MacBook is generally used as a local storage for my files. I would like to be able to view and edit 4K video. This doesn't have to be super fast, but better than just "useable." The only things I plug into my Mac are headphones and USB devices (external hard drives and keys, a blu-ray player, a photo printer, and a camera or SD card reader) so I don't think the lack of TB bothers me. I see my options as follows: - Get an SSD (512GB?) for my MacBook, which will make it fast enough for me ... for now. - Wait for WWDC ... but do I really need a MBP? Would it be silent? Is there any chance it could have Touch ID? - Get a Retina MacBook (do I need anything beyond the base model?). The camera is annoying, but I guess I could Facetime on my iPhone. I could get an external 500GB SSD for less than the upgrade from 256 to 512 and store on it files I don't need daily (photo archive...), but it will be an extra hassle to manage. To be honest, 512 would probably not even be enough in a year or two so the external drive may become inevitable. Also, is there absolutely no way to connect the RMB to a Minidisplayport ACD (the one with the integrated cable) and run it at its native resolution? I wish the RMB supported 4k at 60hz on external monitors for future proofing, but do I need 60hz? When I film on my iPhone, it's 4k at 30hz, my other camera shoots at 24hz. Any thoughts are appreciated.